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Mariya Peykova

Year of Call: 2013
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Telephone: 0117 928 1520

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Mariya appears for and advises businesses and individuals on all contractual matters. She has also advised on contractual disputes arising in the travel industry during the Covid-19 pandemic, and more recently, on potential business interruption claims, as well as on matters where assets are likely to be dissipated, and on the use of freezing injunctions to protect clients’ interests. She has a particular interest in the relationship between business and human rights, and can advise on the protection of business and commercial interests through international human rights proceedings.

Energy Law

Mariya was a Research Fellow at Queen Mary University, where she worked on the WiseGrid project sponsored by the European Commission. During this time, Mariya assisted Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, who was the principal investigator on the project, focusing mainly on the legal implications of the gradual ‘smartening’ of the energy market across various EU Member States.  Also, exploring the various ways in which individual states can modernise their existing energy supply infrastructures to make way for a more sustainable, smarter and ‘greener’ energy supply infrastructure. The team’s research in the field has been published in Europe and various academic journals in the United States.  Mariya’s work in commercial and international law, combined with her knowledge of the energy market, enables her to advise on contractual and human rights matters arising in the energy sector.

  • Publications
    • 11th Sep 2020

      3PB Commercial Barrister Marc Brittain and Pupil Barrister Mariya Peykova consider the conditions under which employers in the construction industry should have to pay a levy for the purpose of meeting the expenses of an industrial training board.

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    • 27th Jul 2020

      Dealing with Competing Jurisdiction Clauses: What is your Centre of Gravity?
      Marc Brittain and Mariya Peykova consider complex commercial arrangements and the difficulties they can create for parties where their obligations are set out in a multitude of related contracts of a single contract containing inconsistent dispute resolution clauses. Marc and Mariya explore the most common scenarios in which courts are asked to interpret inconsistent dispute resolution clauses, with particular focus on the ‘centre of gravity’ approach, adopted by courts.

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    • 4th May 2020

      3PB’s pupil barrister Mariya Peykova reviews the legal position in relation to holidaymaker claims during the Coronavirus pandemic.

      Recent reports in the media suggest that some holidaymakers who have requested refunds have instead been offered credit notes, or deferred bookings. Mariya highlights the options available if holiday plans have been disrupted because of Covid-19, including package holidays, cancelled flights, accommodation and or other travel arrangements, insurance claims, and consumer credit rights.

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Academic qualifications

  • LL.M in Public International Law,  Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London 2012
  • LL.B (Hons), Queen Mary University of London, 2011


  • Overseas Internship Scholarship (International Criminal Court) , Gray’s Inn
  • Graduate Association Award, The Grammar School, Nicosia
  • Ioannis and Iro Gregoriou Memorial Scholarship (7 consecutive years), Nicosia
  • Edexcel High Achiever Award, the Grammar School, Nicosia

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • New York Attorney-At-Law, Admitted in 2019
  • Bar Professional Training Course, University of Law, 2013

Professional bodies

  • International Bar Association